Bob and Barb design and create wooden game boards in Lancaster Co. Pa. They live in a 1800's farm house shared with their four dogs and work in a studio and workshop located in an old Pa bank barn. Barb earned a BA degree in Fine Arts/Design in 1977. Her painting is greatly influenced by her Pennsylvania German heritage. Barb also credits her mother Marion, a talented folk artist for instilling in her a deep appreciation and love of early americana. Bob grew up with 6 brothers and sisters on a dairy farm in Lancaster Co., Pa. Bob is a retired stone mason and a skilled woodworker. A lifetime of collecting antiques and primatives, Bob appreciates the detail in crafting antique reproduction game boards
Began in 1986, Barb painted a parcheesi game on an old wooden bread board as a birthday gift to her first husband Phil. Not only did she surprise Phil, but unknowingly began a 32 year adventure in the making of folk art and antique reproduction game boards As a child, board games were a large part of country living. Friends and family spending time together playing parcheesi and chinese checkers, provide some of her favorite memories.
Each board is hand-crafted and hand-painted on wood, using milk paints, acrylics or oils. The game is antiqued and varnished to protect the painting and allow the board to be used and passed on to future generations. Antique reproductions represent those that were simple and homemade and others by skilled carriage and sign makers. Folk art designs are Barb's original designs.
We encourage you to step back to a more simpler time playing board games, and wish you and your family many hours of fun and a lifetime of memories.
2019 Show Schedule
May 11 Hershey Artfest
Cocoa Beanery Campus
Hershey Pa 9AM to 4PM
May 18 Heart of Lancaster Co Spring Arts and Crafts Show
Manheim, PA 10 AM to 4 PM
740 High Ridge Rd, Columbia, PA 17512, US
Each game Board is individually Hand crafted and Hand-painted by Barb and Bob. Due to the variations in wood and paints used each board is a one of a kind, signed and dated.
The wood used to make our Game Boards is of the highest quality. Due to its natural characteristics it should not be exposed to damp areas or hung near dry heat.
Whether it is one, or a wall of Game Boards, Ridge Hollow Game Boards are easy to hang with the ease of a routed keyhole on the back of the board. This also allows for the board to lay flat on a table for ease of playing.
Game Boards in stock usually ship within 1 - 2 weeks of order placed.
Back orders and special orders please allow 2-4 weeks unless otherwise stated.
We always welcome folks to stop by and pick up their order or to see what other boards we have. Please call before stopping to make sure we are in the barn.
We gladly accept returns.
Contact us within 5 days of delivery.
Ship items back within 10 days of delivery
We do not accept exchanges. But please contact us if you have any problems with your order.
We take great care in packing and shipping ,but if a package is damaged please let us know.
Contact us if you have any questions about ordering. (717)626-1395
If you saw a game board at a show not shown on the website, we will do our best to provide pictures and prices for you in considering your game board request.
Come and join us for a great weekend of history in Waterford, Va. October 2019.
Enjoy stepping back in time as you stroll along the streets in the village of Waterford and enjoy the works of talented traditional craftsmen and artisans.
Enjoy the crisp fall weather, music, and artisans in the beautiful town of Bedford, Pa
October 13 and 14, 2018
In memory of Phil Wagaman
1947 - 2012